Haim Goldberg

  • Died: February 5, 2017
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Newton, MA 02458

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Haim Goldberg of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed away on February 5, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida, of complications associated with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Goldberg was born in 1939 in Montreal, the devoted son of Eastern European immigrants, Abraham Goldberg and Gitel Cohen.
Growing up as a first generation Yiddish-speaking North American in Montreal, Mr. Goldberg was quickly recognized as an academic prodigy, achieving the highest score in Quebec on the standardized testing administered at that time. He attended McGill University on a full scholarship, earning an undergraduate degree in physics at age 19. Mr. Goldberg then received a Woodrow Wilson scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate in physics at age 23.
Professor Goldberg had a highly successful career spanning more than 50 years at Northeastern University, where he focused his lecturing, research and international collaboration in the field of high-energy particle physics. His voluminous legacy of publications and his progeny of former graduate students continue to generate important discoveries.
Mr. Goldberg leaves behind his loving wife of over 50 years, Miriam of Cambridge; his son Joel and daughter-in-law Cybill of Newton; his daughter, Maya Ginns, and son-in-law Michael Ginns of Arlington; his beloved grandchildren, India-Rose, Boaz, Sebastian, Saul and Gray, and a broad network of other relatives, former colleagues and close friends.
A private graveside funeral was held at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. The family is planning a public memorial for the spring.